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Feb 8, 2013 11:00pm EST
graham says he won't resign and is ready to put ethical questions raised to bed for good. graham spoke out tonight with fox 5 telling us no law was broken, this following an ethics report issued this week, all of this as one of his colleagues is asking the city council take a closer look at graham's actions. matt ackland is here tonight with more. >> earlier this week an ethics board announced it thought there was evidence council member jim graham violated some rules, but at the same time it dismissed the case. graham has said many times he committed no crime and it's time to move on. council member jim graham wanted to sit down with us tonight to make it clear he has no plans to step down from his ward 1 council seat. >> let's be very clear about this because there's no law broken or any suggestion of it. there is no illegal financial interests and nobody has indicated or suggested that there's any crime. >> reporter: earlier this week the district's ethics board announced it found evidence that graham violated the rules of conduct when he traded a vote on a d.c. lottery contract fo
Current
Feb 11, 2013 3:00am PST
any more. john mccain and lindsey graham because every damn sunday, you turn on the sunday shows. who has their ugly mugs on t.v.? john mccain and lindsey graham on every one of the freakin shows. sometimes more than one. but if they are not on fox, they are on abc. if they are not on ab. c, they are on the "meet the press." if they are not on "meet the press" they are on quite state of the union." they are always dumping on everything obama is doing over and over and over. there are 100 senators. right? alt every sunday do we have to here that idiot lindsey graham from south carolina who has become the biggest scourge of the republican party, the u.s. senate and john mccain who ish something maybe to say 20 years ago but he doesn't have today. it's the same ol' gabble. there they were again yesterday, trotting them out, lindsey graham was on face the nation, and john mccain on fox news sunday. so lindsey graham still doesn't know enough about benghazi and he is not going to let chuck hagel go forward unless we find out some more. >> i don't think
CBS
Feb 10, 2013 8:30am PST
of the senate armed services committee, republican lindsey graham in miami this morning where the weather is a little better, and democrat jack reed is here with us in the studio, far away from the snow this morning in his home state of rhode island. how is jur state doing, senator? >> we took a very major blow but the state's responding very well. we have about 70,000 people still without power. that's key issue because power and boilers operate together typically. the governor our. adjunct general, our state police commander did a superb job of preparing, and the utilities are doing all they can to get the power back on. i'm headed up there immediately after this show. >> schieffer: all right, senator graham, i want to talk to you about indoor t t activities because it's gotten warmer here on capitol hill last week during all those confirmation hearings. it was pretty obvious during those hearings senator that you are still not satisfied with the administration's version of what happened on that night when four americans died in benghazi. you brought it up during the hearings that the p
Current
Feb 11, 2013 5:00pm PST
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MSNBC
Feb 14, 2013 10:00am PST
and give lindsay graham more of what he wants if not all of what he wants, more of what he wants as it relates to the specific timeline on benghazi, and then almost certainly the hagel nomination goes forward, or we will not and to be honest, andrea, the way that politics works, i'm not sure that if there isn't -- harry weed comes out and says there's going to be a vote foam, if they put it off, they go out of session for a week and come back. i don't know if chuck hagel is able politically only, politically speaking only, to survive that. i think that's the calculation the white house is making right now as if you don't give in in some regard you clearly imperil chuck hagel's no, ma'am nation. not to say you doom it, but you imperil it because it makes that 60 votes harder to get to. if have you to put it off, politics being -- politics as a vacuum, you'll have more and more doubt flood in the longer you delay thee thipgsz. they know all this, and i think they'll probably try to decide. should they give something to lindsey graham, and what should it be? >> is there much to give
CBS
Feb 10, 2013 10:30am EST
, and said how's it going? >> republican senator lindsey graham is with us is this morning and he is prepared to take gnaw steps unless he gets some answers. controversyover the president's nominees to run the pentagon and the c.i.a. new reportes of computer hacking, and the threat of cyber attacks. we'll also hear from mike rogers. senator jack reed of the armed services committee. former democratic congresswoman jane harman, now with the woodrow wilson center. james lewis of the center for strategic and international studies. and our own justice department correspondent bob orr. for analysis weal talk with kevin merida managing editor of the "washington post." and david leonhardt, washington bob orro cheat "new york times." it's cold outside but getting warmer inside because this is "face the nation." captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news in washington, "face the nation" with bob schieffer. >> schieffer: and good morning again. well the blizzard 2013 may have set records in some areas for snowfall. five states received over two and a half feet of snow. 40 million people in the region ha
FOX News
Feb 10, 2013 8:00am PST
lindsay graham believes the senate should hold up the confirmation ofs of john brennan an chuck hagel until the white house releases more information on the deadly benghazi for attack. senator graham wants to know exactly what the president was doing that tragic night. >> i don't think we should allow brennan to go forward for the c.i.a. director ship, hagel to be confirmed to secretary of defense secretary of defense. did the president ever pick up the phone and call anyone to help these folks? >> what does this mean? joining us, a former media spokesperson for president george w. bush and joe mansion a democrat. mercedes and chris, welcome. mercedes, let me start with you. what does this mean if the senator is saying we're going to hold up these critical nominations until we find out about the president's activity that night? >> we've been waiting for months from the white house to figure out what happened in ban gaza. when you look at what susan rice mentioned on benghazi with her talking points, that basically saying that this was due to a protest. we know that wasn't the case. we
FOX News
Feb 14, 2013 3:00pm PST
four americans were killed. this letter was sent to lindsey graham and kelly ayotte, who they spoke with libyan government officials in the attack. white house official wrote, "secretary clinton called libyan president el-megarif on behalf of the president on the evening of september 11, 2012, to coordinate support to protect americans in libya and access to libyan territory." that angered graham. >> the president of the united states did not make any phone calls to any government official. and libya, the entire period of the attack. he called government officials on september 12, after everybody was dead. >> we would not have gotten answers but for pushing for this. frankly, the more answers we have gotten i think we have shown here that this was a national security failure. >> late today, president obama said chuck hagel is imminently qualified to be secretary of defense. the president says he deserves a vote and predicted eventually he will get confirmed. >> bret: mikes, thanks. we just got word from the pentagon that panetta is heading to california tonight, to monterrey. the ri
CBS
Feb 11, 2013 4:00am PST
-marie. senator lindsey graham has been one of the biggest critics of the white house's response to the attacks in benghazi. now he's threatening to use his senatorial privilege to try to block the nominations of chuck hagel for defense secretary and also john brennan for head of the cia in order to get the white house to give answers. >> you're about to make some news here, i think. you are saying that you are going to block the nominations. you're going to block them from coming to a vote until you get an answer to this. >> yes. >> reporter: on cbs's "face the nation" sunday, senator lindsey graham acknowledged he would use a rule that allows a senator to put a hold on presidential nominees. he hopes by delaying the confirmation of chuck hagel and john brennan he can force the white house to answer questions about how much president obama knew about the september 11th attack in benghazi. >> i want to know what our president did. what did he do as commander in chief. did he ever pick up the phone and call anybody? i think this is stuff that the country needs to know.
CBS
Feb 8, 2013 12:00pm EST
of columbia's ethics board says it has found substantial evidence that d.c. council member jam graham violated the city's code of conduct when he intervened in the warding of a lottery contract. but the board says it is not pursuing the matter any further because it has no authority to punish him. graham strongly denies any wrongdoing. >>> we now know what caused that massive power outage during sunday's super bowl. they say it was an electrical rely that failed and caused the 34-minute blackout. company officials say the part has now been replaced. >>> speaking of the super bowl, i acquired a new best friend while i was there covering the game last week. sheryl underwood from the cbs daytime show the talk is in my studio and i'm going to be talking to her in just a moment. also, new developments in the manhunt for a former lapd police officer >>> there has been a break in the manhunt for a former lapd police officer wanted in a string of murders. investigators found christopher dorner's truck burning on a remote road near big bear lake, california. authorities say that dorner left a manifesto
Current
Feb 14, 2013 4:00pm PST
't love it enough. hagel is drinking the water and the guy being mocked is lindsey graham. >> you said, i quote the united states will always have an extremely close relationship with the state of israel. that's not to say that in every single instance, our interests and those of israel will be identical. now, i look you senator. i do. your a good man but when i read that statement i thought to myself, is this a typo? are my eyes deceiving me? does he really think that our interests and those of israel could ever be different? cenk: all right these guys are hilarious. all right we're going to bring in somebody who was there reporter for tribune l.a. times washington bureau reporter, michael memole. why do the republicans claim this is not a fill buster. >> they were at pains today to say that they're being the reasonable ones, that this is not a fill buster. if it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck, it's a filibuster. as they said, this is only the third time a cabinet nominee has ever been filibustered, but first time that faced a vote and failed. this is the first time after the so-c
FOX News
Feb 15, 2013 3:00pm PST
in november 14, 2011, letter to senator john mccain and lindsey graham. leon panetta warned about the "devastating impact" of the sequester. few in the pentagon thought congress and the white house would take the nation to brink. >> bret: jepper if griffin at pentagon. thank you. u.s. factory production dropped in january after twoson months of gains. stocks finished the week flat. dow was up 8. s&p lost 1-1/2. the answer to the question what happened the night terrorist hit the u.s. facilefy in benghazi, libya, might be what day is it? almost every day brings another detail or revision or contradiction of what we heard earlier. tonight, chief intelligence correspondent catherine herridge tells us what we know and what we don't. >> according to a leading republican who said he spoke with clapper, the top intelligence officer. >> i was told by clap they're the president was informed of the attack. >> as if the president wanted anything done, neither clapper office or the security council spokesman addressed the question. >> this is the most transparent administration in history. c
MSNBC
Feb 14, 2013 4:00pm EST
lindsey graham but he'll also be making an appearance and he definitely shares some of mr. lapierre's inclinations. take a listen to this. >> in 1992 you had the riots in los angeles. i think it was the king event, but you could find yourself in this country in a lawless environment through a natural disaster or a riot, and the story was about a place called korea town. there are marauding gangs going throughout the area looting and robbing and raping. >> i'm sorry to be corrective, but korea town, we have checked with scholars of the 1992 riots in lasmth and the evidence for marauding gangs of rapists is pretty thin. who is lindsey graham describing here? >> exactly. there's an old and ugly tradition in this country of vilifying and creating these nightmare scenarios of roving basically black young men and brown young men as this violent, crazy criminal element and you have to arm yourself because gangs of them -- >> people like your husband, like your children. >> exactly. >> people like my children. >> exactly. meanwhile, brooklyn is one of the most gentrified communities i
FOX News
Feb 10, 2013 1:00pm PST
. >>. >> heather: welcome back. no confirmation without information. that is senator lindsey graham's vow in president obama's pick for c.i.a. director and defense secretary. neither john brennan nor chuck hagel should go forward with their respected nominations until the president provides more information on the benghazi terror attack. democrats firing back calling graham's stance unjustified. steve is live in washington with more. >> reporter: there could be that attempt to hold up two important nominations until the white house answers more questions about benghazi. during that attack, senator lindsay graham wants to know whether the president reached out personally to libyan leaders. he said the nomination to chuck hagel and john brennan as c.i.a. chief could beside tracked until senators get the answers they want. while stopping short of supporting a filibuster, graham has serious concerns about whether the president did enough to stop the attack that killed four americans. >> i do believe if he had picked up the phone and called the libyan government, the folks could have gotten to
SFGTV2
Feb 12, 2013 2:00am PST
. and so kent mentioned earlier the case out of florida in the sue presume court graham in which the court said the juvenile should be treated differently with respect to life without the possibility of parole. the same happened in simmons where the court has treated juveniles differently. it may be the case we can start to do that. we can start to categorize people. we categorized a group of individuals in virginia and said those people who have mental retardation have lesser couple ability for a whole host of reasons, they're more likely to follow people. they're more likely to be subject to peer pressure, less likely to have made premeditated decision-making. that's probably where this evidence is the most useful. we have a standard in criminal law called the reasonable person standard. this fictitious person that we measure everybody's conduct by. we say this is the person, the average person, the average juror, the average individual, the kind of conduct that we would expect an average member of society to live up to. well, as it turns out that none of us are quite average, right. and
FOX
Feb 11, 2013 4:25am EST
lindsay graham is resolving no confirmation without information. we have the story. >> reporter: there could be an attempt to hold up two important no, ma'am nations until the white house answers more questions about benghazi. during that attack, senator lindsay graham wants to know whether the president reached out personally to libyan leaders. he said the nomination of chuck hagel to head the department of defense and john brennan as cia chief could be sidetrackedded until senators get the answers they want. graham has serious concerns about whether the president did enough to stop the attacks that killed four americans. >> i do believe, if he had picked up the phone, called the libyan government, these folks could have gotten out of the airport to the annex and the last two guys may an life. if he did call the libyan officials, that could affect things. >> reporter: but democrats suggest graham is doing the country a disservice. >> it is unwashingtonned to stop or attempt to try the stop the no, ma'am naiftion secretary of defense and cia director. we need the men and women o
FOX News
Feb 10, 2013 9:00am PST
without information. not satisfied with answers on benghazi, senator lindsay graham threatens to hold up the nominee unless he gets answers. karl rove defends his super pac against charges his aim is a tea party purge. i'm john roberts, america's news headquarters live from the nation's capital starts right now. >>> we begin with a manhunt for a former lapd officer turned accused killer. edthelet chief ordered a reviewf the disciplinary case that led to his dismaysal. dorner alleges his law enforcement career was undone by racist colleagues. the police chief promise to say hear him out if he surrenders. we've the latest. this guy has not been spotted in a while. seems he's gone off the grid. >> that's right. police say it's almost as if he's vanished. los angeles police chief beck says he may reopen the investigation no how and why christopher dorner was fired but not to appease him. he's doing this so that the public knows exactly how this happened and that's why they're doing the review. they will either validate or refuse dorner's claims he was unjustly let go. here's the chief in a i
Current
Feb 14, 2013 3:00pm PST
hagel oversee something like this. they dignified the response. after both lindsey graham and john mccain said they were largely satisfied according to the hill, but they still wanted to push the hagueel vote back. in reality it's not like they actually care about any of that. this is purely about political grandstanding. and speaking of that john boehner is using the senate to excuse his complete lack of action in the house. >> the president likes to attack congress but if he's serious about enacting his agenda, i think it must start with the part of this congress, the united states senate. why can't he get past in the united states senate? >> michael: that's a really good question mr. speaker. let's get to work, senate democrats. joining me now philip ewing. he comes to us from washington, d.c. philip, welcome inside "the war room"." >> thanks for having me. >> michael: let's just start at the basics about hagel. once the senate gets closure what will be next for chuck hagel? >> the way it will probably work is that republicans want to vote on thursday to end debate on hagel. it doe
MSNBC
Feb 14, 2013 9:00am PST
lead to benghazi. senator lindsey graham and fellow senate republicans are blocking a confirmation vote on chuck hagel as secretary of defense until the white house provides more information on something that has nothing to do with chuck hagel. >> i am going to fight the idea of jamming somebody through until we get answers about what the president did personally when it came to the benghazi debacle. >> just to be clear, according to senator lindsey graham, a 38-day confirmation process is the ekwifl ens of jamming somebody through. hagel's confirmation was approved by the senate armed services committee on tuesday along party lines, but yesterday republicans blocked an up or down simple majority vote planned by harry reid, so tomorrow the majority leader has scheduled a cloture vote, or if we go to the rule video, the only procedure by which the senate can vote to place a time limit on consideration of a bill or other matter and thereby overcome a filibuster. the procedure requires 60 votes, so now democrats will need support from 60 senators just to overcome the filibuster and schedul
KTLN
Feb 12, 2013 9:00pm PST
that included 17,000 pastors. ephraim graham has his remarkable story from new dehli, india. >> i was 21 years old when i started. >> reporter: at 60 years old, pastor r. abraham has reached a milestone in his ministry. he has just wrapped a four-day prayer meeting where world evangelists joined nearly a million believers in india to ask god for peace in their country. filling this 150-acre field is quite an accomplishment in a nation where the christian population is only a little more than 2%. and for the popular home-town pastor who didn't want to leave his job as a chemist nearly 40 years ago. >> i could even have a car -- you know, have a car in '74. that was a big deal. it was a pretty high-paying job in those days. and so you feel like your life is secure, and god spoke to me, almost like an audible voice. >> reporter: what did she say? >> god said to me, son, i have called you for a very specific purpose. i want you to resign your job. get out of your home. go and preach the gospel to your people. i said, whoa! >> reporter: though he had no idea how to preach, pastor abraham obeyed the
MSNBC
Feb 15, 2013 12:00pm PST
. say you're lindsay graham and you have a town meeting, a lot of people are thinking is graham really with us? is he fighting the president to the wall the way we want him to? lindsay graham does have to be very concerned about getting primaried. everyone's talking about chuck hagel. i think back in their district the intensity, the people who demonstrate real interest, intensity and knowledge about the situation, are they the conservative base? for the most part for someone like lindsay graham, absolutely yes. i think that's key to what's happening here. >> all right, mr. crowley, let's talk some turkey. mike murphy has a post-op in time saying the white house has come to the shaky conclusion that the president's best tactic is continue the campaign theatrics and force the gop congress to bend to his will. he writes the president must abandon the silly campaign 3.0 stuff and face reality and since magic doors one lock the door to the votes "some beneficiaries pay more and change cpi," which is budgetary code for slyly lowering budget increases over time. what do you think of this str
CBS
Feb 11, 2013 6:00am EST
the nation sunday senator lindsay graham acknowledged he would use a rule that allows a senator to put a hold on presidential nominees. the south carolina republican hopes that by delaying the confirmations of chuck hagel and john brennan he can force the white house to answer questions about how much president obama knew about the attack in benghazi. >> i want to know what our president did. did he pick up the phone and call anybody? i think this is stuff the country needs to know. >> four americans including ambassador chris stevens were killed on the attack. republicans have accused the administration of misleading the public about the attack. >> the white house has been stone walling the congress. i'm going to do everything i can to get to the bottom of this and hold this president accountable. >> graham's willingness to block the president's nominees has worked once already. last month he signalled he would take action to prevent the confirmations unless leon penetta testified about benghazi. they were all on capitol hill last week. democratic senator jack reed said graham is over reacti
NBC
Feb 8, 2013 6:00pm EST
as a washington post editorial strongly called for council member jim graham to resign. the city's ethics panel and metro board have both raised questions about graham's handling of city and metro contracts. graham faces no legal charges. graham denies wrongdoing. he issued his own strongly worded statement. i am not resigning. in the district, tom sherwood, news 4. >>> coming up next, a local company that makes drones is trying to clear up controversy surrounding the flying machines. >>> leslie johnson has served her time. she's a free woman now. >>> and doug, how is the weather looking now on this friday night? >> for us, the wind are picking up. wind gusts over 20 miles an hour and they'll increase through the evening. the wind for us, the snow to the north. we'll talk politicians, family, friends admirers bid final farewell to christine jones in southeast d.c. jones was a former maryland state delegate. the first african-american to represent prince george's county in the maryland general assembly. she also taught in the county school system for 30 years. she died two weeks ago after she wa
FOX
Feb 10, 2013 10:00pm EST
. motor trend's 2013 truck of the year. >>> republican senator lindsay graham vowing no confirmation without information. he says president obama's picks should not go forward until the president provides more details on the benghazi terror attack. fox has more. >> there could be an attempt to hold up two important nominations until the white house answers more questions about benghazi. during that attack on libya senator lindsay graham wants to know whether the president reached out personally to libyan leaders. he says the nominations of chuck hagel and john brennan could be sidetracked. graham has serious concerns about whether the president did enough to stop the attack that killed four americans. >> i do believe if he had picked up the phone, called the libyan government, these folks could have gotten out of the airport, to the annex, and the last two guys may very well be alive, and if he did call the libyan officials and they sort of blew him off that will affect whether or not i would give foreign and in the future to libya, but if he failed to call, on behalf of those people
FOX
Feb 10, 2013 11:00pm EST
graham sear reed in again on the attack in benghazi, libya, angry after hearing president obama may not have followed up with his defense team after learning about the attacks. >> the american people need to know what their commander in chief, did if anything, during the attack. i don't think we should allow brennan to go forward for the cia director shirntion hagel to be confirmed as secretary of defense until the white house gives us an accounting. >> reporter: senator mccain says he has grave concerns about confirming hagel. blocking a vote, though is considered a drastic move. >> the critical office of secretary of defense at a time when we're looking at is he qes city, looking at crisis across the globe to dwell on a tragic incident and use that to the block people is not appropriate. >> reporter: melanie alnwick, fox 5 news. >>> turning to we thawrks beautiful day but will the pleasant temperatures stick around? gwen tolbart has your final check on the forecast. >> we actually after warm-up as we start the week but always change in what's happening outside as far as the sky co
FOX Business
Feb 7, 2013 7:00pm EST
not sustain an attack. senator graham wanted to know why secretary fenton testified she never saw that. >> i did not know that. >> are you stunned? >> i would call myself surprised. >> senator mccain said the u.s. providing weapons to the opposition. >> do support the recommendation from the secretary of state clinton and then head of caa general pretoria's we provide weapons to the resistance in syria? did you support that? >> we did. >> last week in "new york times" reported clinton and betrayed us and asked the white house for permission to arm the syria and rebels and paul rand said it may have been involved moving weapons to syria through turkey. lou: thank you jennifer griffin. the senator breaux the president's nomination to be blocked of john brennan. the question is different but no less intense. focusing on the drums killing american citizens and a security leaks. like emmanuel has the of report. >> john reddens confirmation hearing was interrupted five times by protesters before the room was cleared. he has taken heat from liberals as architect of the drone program and the kill le
CBS
Feb 10, 2013 5:00pm PST
graham saying he was going to try to block the nomination of both chuck hagel, and john brennan, unless he gets some answers. is he being serious here david? >> well, i think we don't know. i think, clearly, republicans have signaled they're really worried, particularly about the hagel nomination, and of course the senate is a place where a single senator can often hold things up. it is true there are serious questions what went on in benghazi and also this would be a deeply unusual things to do. there were often serious questions about foreign policy betweens the party and the idea of holding up a nomination-- >> schieffer: two of them. >> two of them would be deeply unusual. >> these are very big appointments. these kinds of things happen all the time with smaller nominations and often we don't even find out who the senator is who is holding up the nomination. but this is, obviously, a very public play on the parent of senator grahams and i suspect there will be negotiations behind the scene. >> schieffer: do you think the republicans will back him? john mccain said he does not favor
MSNBC
Feb 11, 2013 3:00am PST
to oppose his nominees for top cabinet slots at the pentagon and cia. republican senator lindsey graham threatened to hold up those picks until the white house delivers more information about the attacks in benghazi. >> i don't think we should allow brennan to go forward for the cia directorship, hagel to be confirmed as secretary of defense until the white house gives us an accounting, did the president ever pick up the phone and call anyone in the libyan government to help these folks? what did the president do? yes, i'm going to ask my colleagues just like they did with john bolton, joe biden said, no confirmation without information. no confirmation without information. >> you are saying that you are going to block the nominations -- you're going to block them from coming to a vote until you get an answer? >> yes. >> now, john mccain has already think that he doesn't think republicans ought to filibuster this. what will you do? you're just going to put a hold on it? >> yeah, i'm not filibustering. this is a national security failure of monumental proportions, and i'm not going to st
MSNBC
Feb 8, 2013 6:00am PST
graham. >> it lasted almost eight hours. and my question to you is during that eight-hour period it the president show any curiosity about how is this going? what kind of assets do you have helping these people? did he ever make that phone c l call? >> look, there is no question in my mind the president of the united states was concerned about american lives. >> with all due respect, i don't think that's a credible statement if he never called and asked you, are we helping these people? >> reporter: now in another exchange, because that happened several times not only with graham but other republican senators, graham said no one disputes that the president cares about these people, those who were in harm's way, but the question seemed to become an issue was the president actively involved? graham said during the bin laden raid we saw evidence that the president was very hands-on and here was a case where for the first time in 30 years an american ambassador was missing. there was a direct attack of some kind on a u.s. mission even though they didn't know all the details. so he w
MSNBC
Feb 8, 2013 7:00pm PST
lindsey graham said al qaeda would love the defense cuts in the sequester to take effect. >> our enemies would love this to happen. i'm sure iran is very supportive of sequestration. i'm sure al qaeda training camps all over the world would be pleased with the fact that sequestration would gut the cia. >> republican armed services ranking member jim inhoff agrees it would be dire but not as dire as breaking the pledge to grover norquist. >> it's in the desperate enough that you can start raising taxes. >> obstacle to the republican republicans -- same as it ever was, their absolute refusal to agreeing to even a dollar of new tax revenue. they believe they can shift the blame this time to president obama. today, speaker boehner's office was sending around "call obama sequester's bluff." republicans should continue to refuse to make any concessions or compromise with the white house, he says, even write iing script for them. we are quite prepared to cut elsewhere but we already raised taxes last month. if the presses wants to avoid the sequester as we do, he must offer a substitute set of
MSNBC
Feb 14, 2013 6:00pm PST
blunt, roger wicker, lindsey graham, susan murkowski, all these republican senators said before today they might vote no on chuck hagel but they wouldn't block a vote from the minority. they wouldn't filibuster. well, today when push came to shofr it was only susan collins and lisa murkowski who kept their word. all the others said that they wouldn't filibuster, that that would be wrong, and then they did it anyway. john mccain, roy blunt, roger wicker, lindsey graham all said they wouldn't do it, and then they did. senator graham for his part says he does not want his filibuster today to be thought of as a filibuster even though that's what it is. he said he prefers to think of what he did today as just blocking the nomination because he wants to use it as leverage to get more information out of the administration on the president's birth certificate. i'm sorry, i mean fast and furious. i'm sorry, i mean aliens in area 51. i'm sorry, i mean his theories about what happened in benghazi. what does nominee chuck hagel know about benghazi? precisely nothing. he has nothing to do with it.
MSNBC
Feb 14, 2013 10:00pm PST
for cloture and move on to his nomination. >> that's right. senators john mccain and lindsey graham will vote to end debate on the confirmation of chuck hagel, eventually, but today, they just didn't feel like it. they towed the party line and voted to block hagel's nomination. the procedural vote failed 40-58 with one senator voting present and one senator not voting. 54 democrats voted in favor as did four republicans. no cabinet member nominated for a national security post has ever been filibustered. only two cabinet secretary nominees in history have been filibustered. both eventually cleared their cloture votes 85-8. and both were eventually easily confirmed. today, senate majority leader harry reid knew he did not have the votes to clear the republican procedural hurdle, but scheduled a vote anyway to demonstrate this. >> republicans have made an unfortunate choice to ratchet up the level of destruction here in washington. there's nothing going to change in the next ten days about the qualifications of chuck hagel. i guess to be able to run for the senate as a republican in most places
MSNBC
Feb 15, 2013 2:00pm PST
looks the worse these characters inhofe, cruz, mccain and lindsey graham are determined to look. did you notice the smile on john boehner's face sitting up there behind the president during the state of the union? if you did, you're imagining things. so afraid of the hard hating right of republicans these days of every stripe even boehner's scared to death of looking like he might like something barack obama had so say. to do that is to risk political death in these days. let's go at it. our guests are joy reid of the grio and michael steele, former chafer of the republican national committee. both are msnbc analysts and good ones. let's take a look at this. is this delay on the hagel vote about playing for time hoping new information comes out about them? "the new york times" reports today that anti-hagel groups are right now hoping for exactly that. quote, leaders of these groups said in interviews this they expected their efforts to include more phone calls urging conservative voters to tell their senators to vote no, new efforts to unearth embarrassing details from mr. hagel's past,
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